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New understanding of antibiotic synthesis

Researchers at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine have made important strides in understanding the functioning of enzymes that play an integral role in the production of antibiotics and ...

Mon 11 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Eelgrass acid and resveratrol produced by cell factories for the first time

Leveraging nature's ways of adding sulfate groups by enzymes, scientists at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) have for the first ...

Mon 4 Nov 19 from Phys.org

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Building blocks of all life gain new understanding

New research on an enzyme that is essential for photosynthesis and all life on earth has uncovered a key finding in its structure which reveals how light can interact with matter to make an ...

Wed 23 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Rare fungus product reduces resistance to antibiotics

Microorganisms, among them fungi, are a natural and rich source of antibiotic compounds. A team from the Vetmeduni Vienna and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna succeeded ...

Fri 15 Jul 16 from Phys.org

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Magic mushroom chemical may be a hallucinogenic insect repellent

These fungi influence our brains by producing a compound called psilocybin, but the origin of this chemical may have little to do with discovering fundamental truth

Wed 23 Aug 17 from Newscientist

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How catnip makes the chemical that causes cats to go crazy

Researchers at John Innes Centre have shed light on how catnip—also known as catmint—produces the chemical that sends cats into a state of wanton abandon.

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Researchers unveil first artificial enzyme created by evolution in test tube

(Phys.org)—There's a wobbly new biochemical structure in Burckhard Seelig's lab at the University of Minnesota that may resemble what enzymes looked like billions of years ago, when life on ...

Wed 30 Jan 13 from Phys.org

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TB drug discovery paves way to pharmaceutical superhighway

New screening method using ‘allosteric compounds’ could dramatically increase efficiency of drug discovery.

Mon 7 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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New artificial enzyme safer for nature

Perilous and polluting industrial processes can be made safer with enzymes. But only a short range of enzymes have been available for the chemical industry.

Thu 22 Oct 09 from Phys.org

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New research sheds light on how aged wine gets its aroma

Researchers have discovered an enzyme that plays a leading role in the formation of compounds that give aged wines their sought-after aroma.

Mon 29 Aug 16 from Phys.org

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